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Leaving in 2 wks for Honeymoon in Australia - need restaurant advice!


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Leaving in 2 wks for Honeymoon in Australia - need restaurant advice!

meganinlosfeliz | Sep 24, 2006 03:15 AM

Hi, I live in Los Angeles and my fiance and I are going to be leaving in just over 2 wks for a 2-week honeymoon in Australia. Unfortunately, we have just not had time to book restaurants, so we are doing it a little last-minute. However, we do want this to be a culinary tour and cannot wait to experience the cuisine there - it will be our first visit.

We would like some recommendations for our 3 nights in Melbourne and 3 nights in Syndey (also if possible, for our 2 nights in the Yarra Valley and 1 night on the Great Ocean Road - we are staying over in Port Campbell, but those are less important)

So far, from what I have read, we wanted to book (or try to book) at these restaurants in Melbourne - must narrow down the list if we were able to get into all of them:

Flower Drum
Vue de Monde

**What do you think of this list? I added more than 3 b/c we weren't sure and expected we may get shut out, especially at Vue de Monde. We are staying in South Yarra if it matters.

And in Sydney:

Billy Kwong’s or Becasse or Marque
(do not want to continually travel to Surrey Hills, though admit I do not know where that is)

**Wanted to try for Rockpool or Testuya's but they were panned by several people so I was reluctant to pull the trigger. What do you think of the list above? (Location-wise, we are at the Shangri-La if that matters)

Thanks so much,

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